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35th Annual Conference of the
NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies



11-13 October 2019
(Friday to Sunday)
at Knox Grammar School,
Pacific Highway, Wahroonga

Hosted by the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society



Ku-ring-gai stretches from Boundary Street near the Roseville cinema in the south to Bobbin Head in the north, and from St Ives Showground in the east to the Lane Cove River in the west and is made up of nine suburbs: Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Gordon, St Ives, Pymble, Turramurra, Warrawee and Wahroonga.

It was amongst the earliest regions explored by the first white colonists of New South Wales. On 15 April 1788, just over eleven weeks after the First Fleet arrived, Governor Phillip set off from Manly Cove to try and find good water sources and farming land. He was accompanied on his expedition by four officers, three marines and two seamen. On the 16th they camped at a spot on the Middle Harbour creek that is now known as Bungaroo. In doing this they became the first white men to set foot in what is now Ku-ring-gai. The next day they journeyed westwards for about fourteen miles, following the ridge leading past St Ives, Pymble, Turramurra and Thornleigh. They got as far as a point believed to be near the present day Pennant Hills.

Just as those early pioneers explored the landscape, this conference will explore historic and genealogical themes from the past.


Useful Links

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies
Knox Grammar School